Saturday, 3 October 2015

(Final) harvest - almost


A small harvest for lunch. On the top, there is CGN 21500. A very nice C. chinense. Good heat, and fantastic flavor that fills your mouth. Clockwise, we have dedo de moca, immature trepadeiro Werner, Peru yellow and ripe trepadeiro.

I have kept the plants out on the balcony until now. The warm autumn has done wonders for the peppers. They were all very late because of the slow start of the summer, but now we are in sync :-)

Here are some that I picked today. Will get back with better pictures. Clockwise. Top - trepadeiro,  piriz, aji dulce and dedo de moca.

Not everything is about chile peppers. We have the Chinese Navy visiting Stockholm. It's been a wonderful day. I think everybody was out in the warm weather :-)

Wishing you all a great hot weekend!

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Mango habanero salsa


Today I made a mango + habanero salsa to go for dinner with salmon and potato.

The recipe
One fresh mango, sliced
One or two habaneros
Fresh onions, chopped
One fresh lime, squeezed
A lot of cilantro, finely chopped

It's really a delicious salsa. Maybe I made it a little too hot, so we were completely melting at the end of dinner. But it gave us a good laugh. As always when it comes to chile peppers :-)

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 19 September 2015



We were happy to find this chipotle sauce today. Tried it for dinner. It was really good with the (sort of) patatas bravas that I made. A nice addition to my hot sauce "collection".

Hot regards,



Harvest time. Today, I made a salsa. My favorite habanero salsa. It's called xnipec. Inspiration from Dave DeWitt's habanero cookbook, here is my recipe.

My slightly modified xnipec

2 habanero peppers
2 tomatoes, chopped
Fresh onion, chopped (amount approximately one onion).
juice from one lime
A bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
Instead of salt, I use capers

The name Xni-pec comes from the Maya words ni (nose), and peek (dog), referring to a dog’s wet nose. This salsa can be made so hot that your nose will start dripping. That's how I like it.
The name “Xni-pec “comes from the Maya words “ni” (nose), and “peek” (dog), referring to a dog’s wet nose, since this sauce can be so hot that your nose will sweat like a dog! - See more at:

I used the red habanero that I grew this summer.

The salsa was delicious and hot. It's funny how Patricia reacts when the salsa is hot enough. Goose bumps :-)

Now we're all sneezing :-)

Have a great hot weekend!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Tepin amarillo


I was really surprised to find this tiny pod. The plant has been in the corner behind bigger plants, so I have not been able to really look at it.

I hope it stays healthy, and is able to mature. Time will tell.

Hot regards,

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Chiltepe from Guatemala

Hi again,
  this one is really late, and it's great to see that the flowers are being pollinated. But I wonder if it will make it all the way. I will probably move the plant indoors in a week or so. The days are still pretty warm. The nights are cooler.

Anyway, aren't they a good looking bunch?

Only one pod on the plant.

Hot regards,

Habanero yellow


A short update. My yellow habanero is still out on the balcony. The nights are getting cooler, but the days are warm.

Haven't tasted the pods yet. But they look yummy :-)

Have a great week!

Hot regards,